Locally Grown Produce Greenville SC

Locally grown produce can be found at farmer’s markets and other retailers that support the local economy. Local produce includes local fruit, local vegetables, local herbs, and is often also organic produce. Read on to learn more and to find local businesses in Greenville, SC that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Carolina First Saturday Market
(864) 467-5784
Downtown Greenville; South Main at McBee Avenue and Court Street
Greenville, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Greenville

Fountain Inn Farmers Market
(864) 275-8801
102 Depot Street
Fountain Inn, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
County
Greenville

Goose Creek Farmers Market
(843) 569-4242
512 St. James Avenue (Hwy. 176)
Goose Creek, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 16-September 24 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
County
Berkeley

Pawley's Island Farmers Market
(843) 651-7373
Parkersville Park Duncan Ave.
Pawleys Island, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday, 3 p.m.
County
Georgetown

Hampton County Farmers Market
(803) 942-2324
500 Jackson Avenue East
Hampton, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 15-December 31 Wednesday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Hampton

Greenville State Farmers Market
(864) 244-4023
1354 Rutherford Road
Greenville, SC
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday- Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Greenville

Port Royal Farmers Market
(843) 470-0699
1615 Ribaut Road
Port Royal, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 25-November 21 Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
County
Beaufort

South Sumter Farmers Market
(803) 436-2575
327 Manning Avenue
Sumter, SC
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday- Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Sumter

Habersham Farmers Market
(843) 846-1000
13 Market St.
Beau Fort, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturdays, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Elloree Farmers Market
(803) 897-2821
Cleveland & Railroad Avenues
Elloree, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Orangeburg

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

I don’t remember who it was, but when I was little I was told that watermelon was about 90% water, which to me meant virtually useless and probably tasteless. Missed a lot of opportunities as a kid. Now I know better and I’m excited to share some outstanding facts about the summertime melon – and a rockin’ recipe.

 

Promotes Heart Health:
A little visit to our friends at whfoods.org and we learn that watermelon is rich in many heart-healthy nutrients. It is a concentrated and bioavailable source of lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that is thought to be even more active than other well-known carotenoids, such as its cousin, beta-carotene. Body levels of lycopene have been found to be inversely associated with both cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disesase (such as stroke).

Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a very good source of vitamin A (from beta-carotene), both shown in a number of scientific studies to reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s also a good source of magnesium and potassium, two minerals known for helping to balance blood pressure, as well as a very good source of vitamin B6, which helps to keep artery-damaging homocysteine in check.

Powerful Antioxidant:
Watermelon is loaded with antioxidants that help the body rid itself of free radicals that might otherwise do damage. The high i...

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